100. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863?

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    the road and asked of our Regt. was not behind. But they told him that all the soldiers had left the country, and if he did not leave immediately the Yankees would have him. This inspired him with new life; he left immediately, and the next day found us. He is now much better, and enjoying his Yankee tricks. I hope that you will get this long letter. Do answer it soon. I received 2 days ago a letter from you writted 3 or 4 days before the battle. It is the latest I have from you. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 1] P.S. They owe me my pay now for May, and June, and soon will for July also. I have enough left to keep me going this month. I have captured a pair of real silver Yankee sugar tongs. Tell Maria I am keeping them for her.[End Page 2]
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    the road and asked of our Regt. was not behind. But they told him that all the soldiers had left the country, and if he did not leave immediately the Yankees would have him. This inspired him with new life; he left immediately, and the next day found us. He is now much better, and enjoying his Yankee tricks. I hope that you will get this long letter. Do answer it soon. I received 2 days ago a letter from you writted 3 or 4 days before the battle. It is the latest I have from you. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 1] P.S. They owe me my pay now for May, and June, and soon will for July also. I have enough left to keep me going this month. I have captured a pair of real silver Yankee sugar tongs. Tell Maria I am keeping them for her.[End Page 2]
Title:
100. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863?
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1863
Description:
In this portion of a letter, Willis writes of a man [deserter, runaway slave?] who returned to the Regiment; that he is almost three months behind in pay; he has captured some "silver Yankee sugar tongs"
Collection:
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Confederate States of America. Army
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1863
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0111
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL scanner, Archival Master is a tiff.
Copyright Status Statement:
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